Previous Trips

Previous ‘Events’
Interim Trip 2018 to Herefordshire

Interim Trip to Herefordshire 15th June 2018 The day began at Freshfield Fruit Ltd in Withington with an excellent tour of the modern strawberry production systems from one of the Under 40s members, Jim White. Discussions were had on the importance of water security and good irrigation practice from irrigation consultants, AMS. Growers came from […]

On November 25th 2017 the Under 40s hosted their inaugural ball and auction to celebrate 50 years of the Under 40s Fruit Growers. It was a lovely evening and we had a great turn out and lots of support from members through the years The Under 40s Committee. Guests arriving at the Hop Farm Venue […]

In February 2017 the Under forties conference visited South Africa with an action packed itinerary with wonderful weather, amazing scenery, fruit actually being harvested (usually in the northern hemisphere its deep in winter!). This was such a special conference as it was the 50th Anniversary of the Under Forties. More details can be found on […]

2014 East Malling Research, Wednesday 21st May 2014

Under 40s interim visit – East Malling Research, 21st May 2014   The new under 40s committee were joined at East Malling research  by over 30 new and old faces for a fascinating day learning all about EMR; its history, its current research and its plans for the future.  This interim trip was an opportunity to get […]

The 2015 Conference in Benelux

The trip to Benelux in 2015 was a great success. Here’s what we did ‘Benelux’ is the a region of mid-western Europe which joins Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.   Weds 25th Feb Travel from Kent to Roermond Lunch was courtesy of the Duvel Brewery. Amazing! Presentations & evening meal in Roermond Thurs 26th Feb Visit to […]

2013 Trip to Poland

Poland 2013 – Chance or Challenge   In March 2013, 46 intrepid representatives from the UK fruit industry flew to Poland for the 22nd biannual Under 40s fruit grower’s conference.   This exciting 3 day program started with presentations from our generous sponsors at the grand hotel Ossa congress.  Without sponsorship these conferences would not […]